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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 88 km E of Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago

Earthquake location 10.1773S, -60.3856WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Rio Claro in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000eags. Unique identifier: us1000eags. Exact location of earthquake, -60.3856° West, 10.1773° North, depth 23.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:20:32 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 09:20:32 / May 23, 2018 @ 9:20 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.59 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sangre Grande, Rio Claro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sangre Grande (c. 16 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km E of Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -60.3856° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1773° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km E of Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-23 09:20:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-23 09:53:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000eags Id of event.
Event Code 1000eags An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eags, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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